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how intelligence community is being affected by the resignation of david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. then former senator evan bayh on the fiscal cliff. then senior editor of foreign policy magazine will be on. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, courtesy of the newseum, washin
. >>> and david petraeus on the hot seat. the now ex-cia chief heads to capitol hill this morning with members of congress demanding answers. >>> good morning. welcome to "early start" everyone. happy friday. glad to see you. i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. i'm zonaida sambolin. >>> the i realsraelis pounding targets while palestinian militants continue to launch rockets into israel. israel calls up reservists in preparation for war. >> ben joins us by phone this morning. egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gaza. somehow that going so far? >> well, it was originally planned it would be a three-hour cease fire while the egyptian prime minister was making this visit to gaza. according to our sources, it doesn't appear either side significantly reduced their level of military activity in gaza. certainly before the sun came up there was an intense air attack on gaza itself. it may have been lessened somewhat in the morning while the prime minister was touring gaza. but after he's gone, it's expected to get back to the same pace. >> there are elections coming up not too long from now in isr
>>> president obama has named michael morell as the acting cia director. it is not clear who will testify on next week's benghazi attack. >>> many are questioning how many with an impeccable military record could be brought down by an extramarital afare. joining me now jack jacobs. welcome to you, colonel. i know you have known this man for an awfully long time. he was a cadet while you were teaching him at west point. talk about him in general as a man and general. >> very smart kid. spoke very well, always did very well. full of energy. very smart in thought as generals, potential generals should. far, far ahead of what's happening right now. always thought of consequences, which is something of an irony in the circumstances. and not surprisingly rose very, very quickly up through the ranks. >> which by that description you find shocking this if he's a man who looks at consequences of actions. this is something that took him down not as a result of him trying to cover up an affair but fbi being alert today look into some level of impropriety. >> yeah. my understanding is th
this morning. the headline in the "financial times" weekend edition, petraeus resigns from c.i.a. over affair. joining us to talk to us about the story on the phone is the white house reporter for politico. here to talk to us more about the resignation, josh, welcome to the program. so, tell us, how did this whole story break? it came about fairly quickly after some discussion or some rumors started circulating early in the morning yesterday that general petraeus might have been on his way out. guest: yeah, we heard -- the first i heard of it were some somewhat sketchy reports on msnbc yesterday with andrea mitchell saying that petraeus was involved in some, you know, fairly weighty discussions about his future with the white house and that his future status was not entirely clear. at that point, what people thought was that the discussions probably had something to do with the episode in benghazi in september and, you know, the intelligence that flowed or failed to flow from that to the white house in a timely fashion. however, within the period of an hour or so, really while the white house
was use talking points, pulled out originally by the cia signed off by the intelligence community, those were requested by the house committee. the intelligence committee sign off of it. the key was there were unclassified talking points at an early stage. i do not think she should be pelerine for this. she did what i would have done or anybody else would have done that was going on a weekend show. you would have said what talking points can i use? you get an unclassified version. i just remember -- i just read it to the committee what i was going to tell you and questions asked. to be sure it did not violate our rules. this particularly is for people in public office because you are used to answering questions candidly to have to be restricted to what is unclassified. is very difficult for your >> did he talk about his resignation? >> [indiscernible] >> i think it is making a very divisive -- we have seen wrong intelligence before. it all surrounded our going into iraq. a lot of people were killed based on bad intelligence. i do not think that is fair game. i think mistakes get made. th
, that there are no unanswered questions. the senators saying this morning the acting c.i.a. director morell told them the al-qaeda references were dropped in the c.i.a. talking points at the request of the f.b.i. because the bureau did not want to compromise an ongoing criminal investigation. but late this afternoon, c.i.a. officials called to correct the record, that it was actually them. rice met with senator joe lieberman who asked if she was coached by the add f before her talk hoe appearances. >> she said no, she was not given messaging points at all by the white house prior to her appearance on those sound morning shows. >> so the meeting today did not settle the matter. it certainly is not as far as these republicans are concerned. >> shepard: what's the response from the administration? >> in that written statement, rice who was joined by the acting c.i.a. director on the hill, said, quote, we explained the talking points provided by the intelligence community and the initial assessment upon which they were based were incorrect in the key respect there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. al
line. the state department put out a time line. the cia put out a time line or its version of events during attacks and in the aftermath. but what we don't have a good sense of is where the president of the united states was from minute to minute. i think the republicans will insist on that and i think they should. bill: he said he issues his directives immediately after the attack and during attack. where does that take you? where do you end up? >> that's the key question. when the president of the united states issues a directive, everybody flies into action. the military records what he told them to do, what they have been instructed to do and from that follows a series of steps and people execute his directives. we need to know what the directive was, who it was given to what they did with it. the president said he instructed every bit of help be provided to the people on the ground there. we know that didn't happen. we need a better accounting of why that didn't happen if the president said it should have. bill: there is a statement today at 1:00. i'm not sure there will be ques
. over the resignation of the cia director, david petraeus, that is where we want to begin with you this morning. we want to hear your thoughts on the abrupt departure of america's top spy and when congress should have been informed of the probe on the cia director. law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the fbi or justice department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and there were initial concerns about possible security breaches. host: another story from "the washington post" this morning. the headline, "probe of the petraeus investigation." we want to take you to one of those lawmakers now, congressman peter king, he was on "state of the union" this week, expressing concerns over when the fbi, the white house, and members of congress knew about the investigation. [video clip] >> i have questions about the whole matter. how to the fbi have been investigating it for this long? and if the general was involved, to me, if it was, the fbi director had the obligation to tell the head of the council at the earliest date. seems to have been going on
the american dead and survivors led behind a charged compound and the bullets guard cia building in benghazi. how confident are you in the white house team? president obama defended yesterday amid criticism he received for poor performance given the issue. let's take a listen to some of the criticism that has been employed. this is on the senate floor yesterday. john mccain called for the select committee to investigate the attacks. [video clip] >> why is it that anybody including our ambassadors to the united nations would believe spontaneous demonstrations are composed of people with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy weapons? nobody believes that. why did president obama insists that he labeled the defense an act of terrorism on september 12 when we know now -- i repeat, we know now in an interview on the same day he refused to characterize the attacks in this way and spent two weeks putting the emphasis on a spontaneous protest to a hateful video including in his address to the united nations on september 25? we need a select committee. americans deserve to know. the families
>>> e-mail trail. new information surfaces on what forced the head of the cia to resign abruptly. the latest on the investigation ahead. >>> cliff dwellers. commentses on mr. lawmakers will be able to steer the u.s. away from fiscal catastrophe. >>> in office politics. eugene robinson on one thing that did not factor into tuesday's election. between day, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex whitt. we begin with new details on what precipitated the end of the storied military career. we now know what started an fbi investigation that ended in general petraeus' abrupt resignation. it all started with complaints to the fbi about harassing e-mails sent from this woman, paula broadwell, to the another unnamed woman. petraeus was not the focus of investigators, but that led them to other e-mails between petraeus and broadwell which officials tell nbc news were indicative of an extramarital affair. the general admitted to an extramarital affair in his resignation letter. meanwhile we're now hearing from petraeus' former spokesperson. he talked to kristen welker. she's in washington w
, you need to tell me the head of the cia uses gmail? [inaudible] >> to communicate? it just struck me that i'm very concerned about the. and, obviously, there will be some areas into this but i see this coming, and apparently he has agreed to testify, as he should, like everybody involved should be testifying in his and provide as much openness as possible. i look forward to the committee taking a lead on that. [inaudible] >> some of your colleagues on ssi, senate republicans are time of making a deal with with democrats to find a compromise. first of all, what do you make of those efforts? second, how far are you willing to go to to strike an immigration deal with democrats? >> well, that is a good question and i wouldn't have been surprised if i didn't hear it. i think that, i seen a bit of a pattern over the years of people coming into this congress and taking a look at the immigration issue and thinking that they have been negotiation skills to resolve one of the most complicated and convoluted and far-reaching issues that i've seen in this congress. i do think there is a simple s
of the woman at the center of the scandal that forced the resignation of cia director david petraeus. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the obama administration's latest attempt to explain the misleading information given out in the days after the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya died in what we now know was a terrorist attack. but that isn't what the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said when she went on national television five days after the attack. today rice is up on capitol hill. she's explaining what happened and some big-name republicans clearly are not very happy with her answers. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following what's become a pretty long day -- a tiring day for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. what's the latest, dana? >> reporter: wolf, the three republican senators who had vowed to block susan rice from being secretary of state if the president nominates her had really softened the rhetoric in recent days. i'm told the r
have a standing army of armed bureaucrats and the t.s.a., c.i.a., f.b.i., fish and wildlife, corps of engineers, etc.,p citizens are protch guilty until proven innocent in the constitutional administrative corgets. government in a free society should have no authority to meddle into social activities or the economic transactions of individuals. nor should government meddle in the affairs of other nations. all things peaceful, even when controversial should be permitted. we must reject the notion of prior restraint in economic activity just as we do in the area of free speech and religious liberty. but even in these areas government is starting to use a backdoor approach of political correctness to regulate speech, a very dangerous trend. since 9/11, monitoring speech on the internet is now a problem since warrants are no longer required. the proliferation of federal crimes. the constitution established four federal crimes. today the experts can't even agree on how many federal crimes are now on the books. they number into the thousands. no one person request comprehend the enormity
now under investigation from the c.i.a. inspector general who has launched an investigation into the affair that led the former direct for resign last week. the agency is looking into the matter to make sure that there was no official wrongdoing, and also that general petraeus didn't use agency resources improperly. also the fbi investigation about the affair is still open about classified information that paula broadwell had now they want to know why. >>"if you ever raise taxes on >>the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. you've heard stephanie's views. >>no bs, authentic, the real thing. >>now, let's hear yours at the only online forum with a direct line to stephanie miller. >>the only thing that can save america now: current television. >>join the debate now. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show"." >> stephanie: yahoo, happy friday, it's "the stephanie miller show." comedian lewis bl
-called fiscal cliff. during this briefing, news broke that cia director david petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. shortly after this, president obama release is statement except in his presentation. this briefing is just under an hour -- accepting his resignation. this briefing is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the white house briefing room. it's a pleasure to be back. we haven't done this too often of late since we've all been traveling. i want to thank all of you who traveled with us over the past weeks and months. i know it was sometimes grueling. i'm sure fascinating and certainly part of what is a remarkable process. it's just a reminder of the greatness of the country in which we live. before i take your questions, let me give you this announcement. next thursday the president will travel to new york to view recovery efforts and meet with families and officials and thank first responders who have worked tire leslie following hurricane sandy. -- tirelessly following hurricane sandy. more details about the trip will be a
what the big deal is. >> these are cia talking points. who is privy to them the white house and whoever they share it with and the intelligence committee. this was not just kept to susan rice as her script for the sunday morning shows. these were shared with everybody who would be privy. >> the last point is the idea she is not qualified and i doacht trust her -- don't trust her, i have big ears for racial language and i'm hearing them there. this is not a reasonable way. >> i didn't pick that up. the one person they said was unqualified is soto mayor. >> and go to say we supported condoleezza rice it's just susan rice. >> when we come back, the president has a bit of bro-mans going on with john boehner. >> my understanding is material is speaker boehner's birthday. >> i we will talk to senator sanders when we come back. and the elbow of the day of i have to be honest, it's ridiculous today. good luck tryinginging to guess. when alea was born i definitely was not prepared. i just asked myself, "am i doing all that
. then they put out a statement the essence of it seems to be that acting c.i.a. director michael morrell said that the talking points have been changed by the fbi because of an on-going criminal investigation. and they were very troubled by this because of course we had already been told it was the dni that changed them. then they got a call at 4:00 p.m. from the c.i.a., actually, no it wasn't. it was us. we changed them. so then they're going what the bleep is going on? they can't get their act straight. and yet the focus of their rage when they came out from the meeting was susan rice, not michael morrell. >> bill: right. so susan rice, first of all not responsible for security at consulates or embassies around the country. number two, she's not the one who wrote those intelligence reports or provided the material for the intelligence report that she -- the findings of which she simply read or reported on. if the anger should be directed toward anybody it should be against the c.i.a. or the fbi or whoever did not have all o
intelligence, james clapper and the cia director david petraeus. at least 39 people are dead after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit off the coast of guatemala this morning. officials there say the worst of the damage is in the state of san marcos near the mexican border. a red cross spokesperson says folks across the entire country felt the quake and there are reports of buildings shaking as far as away as mexico city and el salvador. guatemala's president calls it the largest quake to hit his country in more than 35 years. at least one person is dead and several others trapped when part of a shopping center collapses. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. guana, authorities say the top floor of the five story department store came crashing down in the capital city. amateur video shows a large crowd gathering around a pile of debris. rescuers pulled out several victims. the nation's president cancelled campaigning for the day to visit the site and donated it a disaster zone. chile. dozens of fishermen battled police in the capital city of santiago a limit over fishing. the fishermen
with the director of counterterrorism center, matt olson, and the c.i.a. director, david petraeus, all expected to testify. the senate will also hold a hearing on the same day. >>> today former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will come face-to-face with the man who tried to kill her. judge will sentence jared loughner to life in prison today in accordance with the plea deal that he cut three months ago. he opened fire at giffords' congress on your corner event back in january of 2011, killing six people and injuring 13 others. giffords was hit in the head and will never fully recover. her husband, mark kelly, will be in the courtroom with her where he is going to speak on her behalf. >>> surveillance video capture has hurt suspect stealing an airplane from an airport in utah. you see him speed off and clip the side of a building with the wing of the he later took his own life. the pilot was suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend. the entire incident happened back in july. those are your headlines. >> brian: with the balance of power remaining the same in washington, republican house, democrati
that. then they call back later and say, forget that, it was us, it was the cia. >> it's like the keystone cops. in the wizard of oz goes the scarecrow goes like this. which way did it go. each pointing in another direction. whether it's the keystone cops and it's shear incompetence, or something else is going on here to me as an american it's not -- we don't even knotphao*eub was e f.b.i. wasn't on site for three weeks. megyn: great to see you. dick durbin will talk about income dave repbgsin differentials in this country. we'll talk about it. megyn: some are calling it the scariest prank ever but it also may be the funnist. however, in between the laughs and the gasps are horror there is a real question about whether this brazilian tv show crossed a legal line with its ghost in an elevator prank. watch. ♪ [screaming] [laughter] megyn: everyone here thinks it's funny, but the question is, is it legal? there could be potential liability here, and we will debate it in today's "kelly's court," i'm taking your tweets on it, follow me@megyn kelly in between now and the court. th
in the libyan sea. new information released from the cia. the cia rushed security operatives through american diplomatic compound in libya within 25 minutes of its coming under attack and play a more central role in the effort to send off tonight long siege that has been demolished publicly united states intelligence officials said this on thursday. you can read that story in a the "washington post." that benghazi attack playing >> we are live in hilliard, ohio outside of columbus at the fairground. the crowd as woody to hear from president obama in the first of his three stops in ohio. it was said to start 20 minutes ago but it is running a bit late. ohio is one of the key swing states. michelle obama will be in virginia later today. she will be in petersburg and we will have that this afternoon at 5:25 eastern. mitt romney and paul ryan and their wives will be campaigning in west chester, ohio this evening at 7:30 eastern. we will have the president and once he arrives and get under way, in the meantime, a look at another swing state, virginia. >> we have the director of the university of v
it was made to inform president obama of the investigation of the c.i.a. director. >> with regard to that issue what we did was duct investigation in the way we normally conduct a criminal investigation. we do so in a way that so they can be seen as being demun an impartial way which we follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the f.b.i. the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed, we would, of course, had made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. but as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts and tried to examine them as they developed, we were very -- we felt e very secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist that warranted the sharing of that information with the white house or the hill. but when we got to a point in the investigation and it was very late in the investigation after a very cr
the director of the cia would resign this week and the worst hurricane or storm to hit new york for 100 years hit two weeks before. i am really proud of the election coverage, which was on the tail end of the storm coverage. and i was proud of the storm coverage. you have hundreds of people reject as a one of the great things for e students to look forward to. when you are with a terrific news organization. i love what i saw here in terms of the broadcast being put on and everybody putting on what as one of the greatest facilities i have seen. the spirit -- you will see it and the local newspaper -- how important it is we are still public servants. i think so much of what happens in a news today, people forget that. they forget -- you are here as a public service. that is an important part of what we do. the idea that everybody of the hundreds of people that work at cbs news during the crazy week of hurricane sandy has an example -- each has their own story of difficulty at home. all of them came right to work and ran into the story. that is what happens time and time again in the news busine
for david petraeus. he runs the c.i.a. right now. he's going to show up because the intelligence community has been thrown under the bus. they have a way of getting their way issue their point of view out in a diplomatic way and saying, we said what we said. we knew right away. and then let the facts be the facts. >> here is the issue, you've got intel and then you've got susan rice on the shows saying it was a video and it was a piece of protest -- peaceful protest where they brought rpg's. that's like bringing a chain saw to a picnic to cut a hamburger. and at the end of the day, we have to find out who told susan rice to say what she said. and if the intelligence says we didn't say it was a video, then we know someone was playing around with susan rice and telling her what to say. >> steve: we got a million questions. let's hope get some answers. judge, we're going to be watching your show this weekend. >> tomorrow night, 9:00 o'clock. >> alisyn: thank you. city council race ends in a tie. why? because one candidate's wife didn't vote. everybody says the same thing, oooo, that's bad. yo
't think that should destroy his career or prevent him from doing a good job at the c.i.a. we haven't seen any breech of national security alleged even. no criminal charges are going to be filed. it's not like he was sleeping with a russianian spy. i think it's tragic. host: go ahead don. caller: thank you for taking my call. mr. press have you a right to your own facts but not to your own facts cht. and you made a statement that white demographic were the only one president obama won. guest: give me one. caller: exit polls. host: these are based on the exit poles 55% for the president 44% for mitt romney among meals 52% and ob 49% among blacks hispanics and asians 49% or brob 59% or mitt romney. guest: i'm looking at the "new york post" has a full page with every demographic i was interested to see the catholic vote barack obama got 25% of the catholic vote. i went through the entire thing and may i say you are dead wrong. caller: i'm going by exit polls and that's the only way "the washington post" can do it is by exit polls. you oh an apology to congressmen you said that basically every
that opportunity, i have been able to spend most of my career and nonpartisan public service. at the cia, i was able to work on a case called the united states versus osama bin laden, the prosecution of board members of al qaeda for bombing our embassies in east africa. i became a prosecutor myself, helping to make our communities safer including here in the hudson valley. violent crime, drug dealing, domestic violence. now, i am blessed to be raising three little boys with my wife, just a few miles from the house where i grew up to where my mom still lives. i want to make sure that that next generation, for all of our families have the same opportunities to live the american dream that i had. that means focusing on the middle class, not on the tea party agenda. tonight and you are going to your congressmen gibson talk a lot about being moderate and looking for a bipartisan solutions. but when you look past the rhetoric to the record, you will see that he's never a moderate when it matters. >> moderator: thank you, sir. mr. gibson, you have two minutes. gibson: thank you and good evening ev
the cia director had had an affair and he didn't tell the president or the intel committees in congress, should he resign, should older have resigned speak was holder should have resigned a long time ago, never one. and once again it shows the incompetence, or, or the complete neglect and dereliction of duty in eric holder's administration. if you think about it, i don't know what his duty is to tell the president of the united states what he knows, but he has a constitutional and statutory duty to tell the intelligence community what he knows about issues like this. and he failed to get, and i think the key to this is going to be the chairwoman of the intelligence community in the senate, because she's not happy. and you know, i know the media has done a good job of ignoring everything, every question we've asked about eric holder, but i think when she starts asking questions, i think we're going to get to the bottom of what's happening over here. and i am actually expecting her and her lying on her to do her job, or oversight job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house.
grade and told me that he wants to be a combination seal, cia guy, veterinarian, so take some of my work home with me, isn't it fabulous that this kid feels this sense of fearlessness and that everything is possible. and i think part of that is from larry hagman and what he did for the whole transplant community that it wasn't something to be ashamed of, but it was something to really showcase in a lot of ways and to feel good about beating back death at that very young age. >> alisyn: so great and katherine because people may not remember the story though you did cover it on fox, you donated a piece of your own liver to your son peter. >> well, that's right. he was born with a rare form of liver disease and when he was five months old i was fortunate enough to be able to donate part of my liver to him and you can see in the pictures of him he's there about nine months old and at that time i never could imagine the day he'd walk across a hospital room, let alone be well enough to race in the transplant games and he's raced in them the last few years, and larry used to have the expression
history tv, 49 years later, the questions remain, lone gunman, the mob, c.i.a., castro, the military industrial complex? what happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy, sunday at 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> democratic and republican congressional leaders are voicing optimism about avoiding tax increases and automatic spending cuts in january, the so-called fiscal cliff. leaders from both the house and senate met with president obama this morning at the white house, their first discussion in negotiation on the fiscal cliff. the president started the day with comments to reporters. >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here and thank them for their time. i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do and we got to make sure that taxes don't go up on middle class families, that our economy will remain strong, that we're creating jobs and that is an agenda that democrats and republicans and independents, people all across the country share. so our challenge is to make sure that we are able to cooperate together, work together, find some c
investigated for alleged misconduct related to the scandals that force the resignation of cia director david petraeus. this is about two and a half hours. >> good morning everybody. general joseph dunford jr. united states to be the next commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's hearing was originally scheduled to also include consideration of the nomination of general john allen to be commander of the u.s. european command and supreme allied commander. general allen of course currently holds the positions for which general dunford is nominated. however earlier this week the department of defense requested that general allen's nomination be put on hold, pending a department of defense inspector general reviewed. we have agreed and hope that the review can be completed from play. general dunford brings to this nomination he distinguished military career with over 35 years of military service. is currently the assistant commandant of the marine corps and is commanded combat forces in iraq. general, we thank you for your many years of service and for your willingn
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